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Entrepreneurship Summer Institutes

Being a Rising Starter and Make the World a Better Place Through Entrepreneurship

Drexel's Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship welcomes high school students who are interested in learning how to develop entrepreneurial solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems, becoming "Rising Starters" along the way. During this summer camp, you will be immersed in a hands-on experience where you will hear from leaders in the field of social entrepreneurship (in which entrepreneurs develop solutions that directly address social issues), look into the causes of some big challenges, and develop potential solutions to those problems. You will also learn how to develop and use an "entrepreneurial mindset," leaving you with practical tools to solve problems of the future. This camp culminates with a "pitch" presentation for family and friends where you will present the results of your work and how you plan to take forward your idea. Topics include: Identify problems and clients, understanding and applying an entrepreneurial mindset to problem solving, brainstorming and developing solutions, building your pitch, and presenting your idea.


July 18–22, 2022 (10 a.m.–3 p.m.)

Format In-person, residential
Location Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, 3200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cost $500
Eligibility High school sophomore and juniors with an interest in entrepreneurship
Deadline June 15, 2022
More Info For more information, contact Associate Dean Chuck Sacco at or visit the Close School's Pre-college page.